As one of the many participants in yesterday's Superbowl festivities, I can tell you it felt like Detroit had become a "bigtime city". The air of excitement and anticipation overcame the winter weather. People were out in full force trying to (and succeeding at) having a good time. From Cobo to the Renaissance Center to Greektown, activities food and alcohol kept people occupied. The sponsored tents were a great way to warm up, have some fun, and have the fine vehicle of Detroit's Big 3 showcased to people that may not have seen them before.
I especially enjoyed the Motorola tent AlohaMoto in which there was sand volleyball, quarterbacking contests, and surfing on an artificial wave machine, (done by the professionals). Marc Bulger, quarterback of the St. Louis Rams was also there to speak and sign autographs.
All in all, I couldn't be more proud of Detroit after last night. It was a smooth operation with security presence everywhere. People were having a good time without getting into trouble. The Steelers and Seahawks fans seemed to get along without incident.